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Spatial Digital Humanities

Third Digital Humanities Finland (#digihumfiSymposium

Thursday 5 June 2014, kl. 10:00-13:00

Fabiania Auditorium, National Library of Finland, Yliopistonkatu 1, 2nd floor, Helsinki

Big scientific questions often begin with the words What, How, or Why. But we must not forget Where (and When)!

A third half-day Digital Humanities (#digihumfi) Symposium will focus on spatial and spatio-temporal digital humanities. Examples of topics include maps as sources, maps as tools for data visualization, spatio-temporal data mining, knowledge discovery in spatio-temporal databases, and their applications in different aspects of digital humanities

This is the third symposia arranged by the new research network Digital Humanities Finland. The entrance to the National Library is from the Yliopistonkatu / Universitetsgatan side of the Fabiania building, not from the main entrance of the library.

There is still space (pun intended) for presentations so if you are interested or know someone interested in giving a presentation at the symposium please contact symposium organizer Teemu Roos at teemu.roos@cs.helsinki.fi.

So that we will get an idea of how much coffee and cakes we should order, please send a preliminary notification of interest below: 

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Becoming Digital Humanists 1.0

Experiences from digitally augmented humanities research

Second Digital Humanities Finland (#digihumfiSymposium

Friday 25 April 2014, kl. 10:00-13:00

Fabiania Auditorium, National Library of Finland, Yliopistonkatu 1, 2nd floor, Helsinki

This half-day symposium will provide examples of current  digital humanities research 1.0, i.e. ‘intermediate’ digital humanities research that augments traditional research projects by incorporating widely available digital and online tools and methods. Examples of this would be researchers’ use of online databases, search engines and visualization tools such as JSTOR, Web of Science, The New York Times Article Archive, YouTube, Google Books & n-grams but who does not go as far in digitalization their research to utilize more specialized – digital humanities 2.0 – text mining methods, mapping and visualization applications.

This is the second symposia arranged by the new research network Digital Humanities Finland. The entrance to the National Library is from the Yliopistonkatu/Universitetsgatan side of the Fabiania building, not from the main entrance of the library.

Program:

10:00-10:20 ”Welcome & introduction”, Mats Fridlund & Jessica Parland-von Essen

10:20-11:20 Digitizing humanists – augmenting the researchers

Chair: Mats Fridlund, Aalto University

Anu Lahtinen, University of Turku: “Trial and error – experiences of a digi-curious humanist

Jessica Parland-von Essen, Brage Pressarkiv: “Digitizing the historian: Discovering the emergence of Digital Humanities”

11:20-11:40 Coffee

11:40-12:40 Digitizing methods – augmenting the research

Chair: Jessica Parland-von Essen, Brage Pressarkiv

Nicholas Rowe, University of Lapland: “Search beyond search: The Dragnet Review Method of information retrieval”

Eero Sormunen, University of Tampere: “Improving access to digitized historical newspaper archives”

12:40-13:00 Concluding discussion

Chair: Mats Fridlund

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Text mining in the making

Emergent approaches to text mining research within Finnish digital humanities

First Digital Humanities Finland Symposium

Fabiania Auditorium, National Library of Finland, Yliopistonkatu 1, 2nd floor, Helsinki

Friday 14 February 2014, kl. 10:00-13:00

This half-day symposium provided examples of current research in Finland on studies that incorporate text mining methods from digital humanities into humanities reserach and attracted some 30 attendants from universities, libraries and archieves. This is the first symposia that was arranged by the new research network Digital Humanities Finland and it had valuable support from the National Library of Finland & Aalto University.

A summary of the symposia has been given by Jessica Parland-von Essen.

Program:

10:00-10:20Welcome & Introduction”, Mats Fridlund & Jessica Parland-von Essen

10:20-11:20 Topic Modeling & Big Data

Chair: Jessica Jessica Parland-von Essen, Brage Pressarkiv

Distant Reading Topic Modelling in Historical Research“, Mats Fridlund, Aalto University & René Brauer, Aalto University Related conference paper

“Big Data Approaches with Scientific and Technological Information”, Hannes Toivanen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland:

11:20-11:40 Coffee

11:40-12:40 History of Reading & Listening Digitalized

Chair: Mats Fridlund, Aalto University

“Love of reading, Leselust, goût de la lecture: seeking for new approaches in the history of reading”, Ilkka Mäkinen, University of Tampere

“Text Mining and Oral History”, Petri Paju, University of Turku & Timo Honkela, University of Helsinki

12:40-13:00 Concluding discussion

Chair: Mats Fridlund

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